Camel Festival 2017

Camel Festival 2013
Bikaner
A LAND OF CAMELS
|| General Information ||
Area 28 sq .km. Altitude: 237m
Temperature : Summer.Mean Max.41.8o C Mean Min.28o C
Winter Mean Max.23.2o C Mean Min.10o C Rainfall : 44 cms
Clothing :Summer Tropical Winter Woolen
Language : Rajasthani, Hindi and English Best Season : October to March

Bikaner was founded in 1488 AD , by the Rathore prince,Bika,the liveliest and most enterprising son of Rao Jodha of Marwar.The harsh desert surrounds this rich city, no doubt few could gather courage to venture into this part of the globe. Situated directly on the ancient caravan routes which linked West/Central Asia and North India,made Bikaner a flourishing trade centre in the medieval period.It was then known as Jangaldesh and was coveted by Gurjar-Pratihars,Chauhans and the Bhatis.

The fortified town still preserves the aura of medieval times,as it is protected by harsh desert and remained untouched by outside influence. The city is an exercise in architecture, one gapes in awe at the embattled wall with ornate gates.The lofty houses with excellent carvings still survive averring to the craftsmanship and prosperity of the people.

Camel Festival 2013

The enlightened ruler Maharaja Ganga Singh (1880 – 1943 AD), is remembered for his work towards upliftment of the locals and constructing the Gang Canal for irrigating the arid land. Now Bikaner treasures the precious Himalayan waters which comes through the Canal.The town is also famous for delicacies like Rasgullas, Bhujias and Papads. It has become a big wool production center, and has a unique Camel Research Farm.

CAMEL FESTIVAL, BIKANER: 14TH AND 15TH January, 2017
PROGRAM SHEET

TIME EVENT VENUE
14TH JANUARY 2017, Saturday
8:00 – 10:00 am Camel Safari & Camel Riding for Tourists (Free) Village Raisar (15km from Bikaner City on Bikaner Jaipur Highway)
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Ceremonial Procession Junagrah Fort to Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
12:30 – 12:50 pm Inauguration Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
12:50 – 1:10 pm Bagpiper Band Recital by Army Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
1:10 – 1:50 pm Camel Decoration Competition Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
1:50 – 2:30 pm Camel Fur Cutting Competition Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
2:30 – 2:50 pm Band Recital by R.A.C. Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
2:50 – 3:30 pm Camel Dance Competition Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
3:30 – 4:00 pm Miss Marwan (Beauty Pageant) Competition Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
4:00 – 4:30 pm Mr. Bikana Competition Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
6:30 – 8:30 pm Cultural Evening by Rajasthani Folk Artists Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
15TH JANUARY 2017, Sunday
09:30am – 11:30 am Heritage Walk Rampuria Haweli to Bikaji ki Tekri
12:30 – 01:00 pm Tug of War Competition, Indians vs Foreigners (Male) Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
01:00 – 1:30 pm Tug of War Competition, Indians vs Foreigners (Female) Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
01:30 – 02:30 pm Villagers Wrestling Competition Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
02:30 – 03:00 pm Kabaddi Display Match Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
03:00 – 03:30 pm Turban Tying Competition (For Foreigners) Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
03:30 – 03:50 pm Camel Dance Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
03:50 – 04:20 pm Women Water Pot Race Competition, Indian & Foreigners Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
04:20 – 04:50 pm Women Musical Chair Competition, Indian & Foreigners Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
04:50 – 05:20 pm Prize Distribution Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
06:00 – 08:00 pm Cultural Evening by Rajasthani Folk Artists Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
08:00 – 08:30 pm Fire Dance Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
8:30 pm onward Fireworks Display Dr. Karni Singh Stadium
Other Programme:-
  • Exhibition and sale of camel products by National Reasearch Centre on Camel, Bikaner at Dr. Karni Singh Stadium from 02:00 AM to 06:00 PM on 14th & 15th January 2017.
  • Crafts and Food Stalls in Craft Bazaar Opposite Junagarh Fort from 10:00 am to 04:00 pm on 11th to 17th January 2017.
  • Photography exhibition from 10:00 AM to 09:00 PM on 13th to 16th January in Junagarh Fort.

For more detail, Contact Tourists Reception Centre, Hotel Dhola Maru Campus, Bikaner
Ph.: 0151-2226701

|| Friendly Advice||
  • Visitors to Raisar Village are advised not to consume liquor, drugs and wear improper clothes.